Resources

Instructions for Use (Video)

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Instructions for Use (PDF)

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Single Use Upper Pharyngeal Emergency Vacuum (SüpeVac) 

The capacity to suction the airway of the unconscious or semi-conscious patient is one of the underlying principles of medical management. This is an essential requirement for an enormous variety of clinical settings, including;

  • First aid

  • First response

  • Emergency medicine

  • Anaesthesia

  • Patient transport- intra-hospital patient transport,
    extra-hospital air/road/sea transport

  • Armed forces

  • Disaster relief

Key Features of the SüpeVac

  • Self-powered

  • Compact

  • Robust

  • Lightweight

  • Disposable

  • Low cost

  • Effective
    (meets performance
    stands of ISO 10079-3)

  • Long shelf life > 5years

  • Reliable

  • Requires no special
    training or instruction; operation is single-step and intuitive

  • Capable of being adapted for a range of applications
    e.g. suction catheter adaptor

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International Patents filed and granted under WO 2014/075133

Great Britain 2919827, Australia 2013344815, China 201380069943.3, Germany 602013048964.5, Europe 11837329.9, United States US10039869B2

International Patents filed and granted under WO2012058720A1

Europe EP2635317A4, Australia 2011325865, Japan 2013536959A, United States 13/883,295, China CN103269729A

Publications

Evaluation of a Novel Field Suction Unit (SÜPEVAC): A Mannequin Crossover Trial

Teneal Baxter MD, Wallace Grimmett MBBS, Damon Reardon MD

The provision of this capability in an inexpensive form that meets the standards for hospital grade suction with no capital cost and no requirement to clean or reprocess, provides a viable alternative to:
 

  • Battery powered, rechargeable pumps. These have a significant capital and maintenance cost and requires cleaning and/or consumable components
     

  • Venturi devices. Significant capital cost, again cleaning and/or consumable components, but more importantly, generally wasteful in terms of drive gas (most commonly bottled oxygen)
     

  • Hand operated suction device. These are generally not well accepted due to issues with the concomitant manual powering and clinical use of the device.